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Sleeper Cell

3.45  ·  Rating details ·  177 Ratings  ·  28 Reviews
When people start dying of unexplainable symptoms in Los Angeles, the government turns to Biodefense, a top-secret agency against bioterrorism. For the five members of the team, what they thought could never happen has come to pass: a nanotechnological weapon of mass destruction has been set loose. And one thing becomes all too clear to Biodefense's Alan Thorpe: the virus ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published April 5th 2005 by Berkley
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Rachel Sang
Feb 19, 2017 rated it liked it
Entertaining, face paced, a quick read. Minimal character development; I was cheering for the good guys though I barely knew them.
Jan 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Pretty decent medical thriller. It is actually kinda creepy especially in the fact that it could easily happen in the times that we live in. A terrorist sleeper cell develops a biological weapon in the form of a very resistant, very deadly superbug and it is the job of a group of medical scientists to try and come up with a way of treating it before it is too late. There are other side plots that are interesting as well. Overall it kept me entertained. Parts were a little unbelievable but still ...more
Dec 01, 2015 rated it liked it
I got it a thrift store, 2 books for $1, so I more than got my moneys worth! Haha. It's an interesting, though not very well-developed story but it's what we call a good "airplane read". I wouldn't normally even have bothered to pick it up, but when one simply needs some distraction without really having to pay any attention to a plot line or the characters (no problem here, zero character development!) this will do. Not poorly written but just lacked depth.
Dec 05, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This one made me stop and think. Very scary yet entertaining at the same time. I love the word choice Dr. Anderson is an excellent author he draws you in and then the book speeds up. I was able to read this inside a week loving every minute of say 50 pages in a sitting. Truely a pleasureable reading experience handed down from my dad.
Apr 12, 2012 rated it liked it
The book definitely picked up halfway through.
This genre isn't one I typically read, but considering that I thought the story was good.
The author clearly had a lot of homework to do, which was impressive.
Feb 11, 2010 rated it liked it
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Nov 14, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Michael Crichton fans
Shelves: medical-thriller
The science seemed pretty sound and I think the idea had potential to be very thrilling, but it never did really hook me. I think maybe the characters weren't developed enough and the pacing seemed a bit off. I still enjoyed it though.
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Apr 02, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: thriller
A little hoaky, but part of my "lets-read-books-with-Sleeper-in-the-title" week. Parts were outlandish and be interesting to get a medical professional's take on this book. But pretty good for the genre.
Jan 03, 2016 rated it liked it
Quick scary read. Very little character development, which made it difficult to keep 'main people' separated.
Jul 10, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013
Definitely an intense read at the end. Slow build up with an edge gripping ending!
Jul 21, 2015 rated it liked it
Eh, It ended too fast... I felt like there was no real conclusion at all.
Jun 12, 2008 rated it it was ok
This was entertaining not outstanding or too suspenseful for me. But a good read.
Joselyn  Moreno Burke
Jul 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
It was super cool, it got me wandering and devouring pages.

the theme was super interesting and gt me on edge at all times.

Mark Cichonski
Aug 04, 2011 rated it liked it
Great story, scary.
Dec 05, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just found this might have to buy it with money from christmas or my next paycheck. WOW He wrote another book.!!
Dec 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Horrifying because it could actually happen.
Feb 26, 2007 added it
crazy to think how vulnerable we are
I am mostly sure I read this! But can't say!
Holly Haeger
Mar 30, 2009 rated it it was amazing
What can I say?.....I'm fascinated with biowarfare
Oct 09, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
If only it wasn't called Sleeper Cell...
Mitchell Easter
Jan 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Aug 01, 2012 rated it liked it
I don't remember much from this book other than that I enjoyed it. I'm thinking if I were to reread it I would give it 4 stars...
Jun 03, 2010 rated it really liked it
This is a great thriller about a biological attack against the U.S. It was written by a colleague of Uncle Dennis. It was a fun read. I would recommend it to all of you (adults, probably).
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Brian Bova
Apr 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-owned
Good book. Author really did his research on the medical terms and procedures in the boom. Ending was a bit sporadic and "quick". All in all a decent book.
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Jeffrey Anderson, MD PhD studied abstract mathematics and neuroscience at Northwestern University before completing residency and fellowship in neuroradiology at the University of Utah. Dr. Anderson is Director of Functional Imaging at the University of Utah, and runs the Brain Network Laboratory. He is author of 2 national bestselling science thrillers, and has unsuccessfully tried for years to e ...more
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